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PBS
Dec 25, 2012 6:00pm PST
in the philippines, fred de sam lazaro profiles a group of peacekeepers struggling to maintain a fragile cease-fire between government and rebel forces.o >> there are many other organizations that do medical care and food provisions. never enough. what is new here is civilians protecting civilians. >> ifill: itn's john sparks reports on police officers in china, and their accusations of widespread corruption by local officials. and jeffrey brown samples the poetry about greece's financial woes and its austerity measures. >> we'll hock the person to buy our bread. if you believe the headlines, then we're sunk. greece downgraded deeper into junk. >> ifill: that's all ahead on tonight's newshour.n >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: moving our economy for 160 years. bnsf, the engine that connects us. >> and by the bill and melinda gates foundation. dedicated to the idea that all people deserve the chance to live a healthy, productive life. >> and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... >> this program was made possible by the corporation for
PBS
Dec 25, 2012 3:00pm PST
an update from julie rovner of npr. from the island of mindanao in the philippines, fred de sam lazaro profiles a group of peacekeepers struggling to maintain a fragile cease-fire between government and rebel forces. itn's john sparks reports on police officers in china, and their accusations of widespread corruption by local officials. and jeffrey brown samples the poetry about greece's financial woes and its austerity measures. that's all ahead on tonight's newshour. >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: the election commission in egypt confirmed today the new constitution won nearly 64% of the vote in a referendum. the panel also reported turnout was just a third of the country's 52 million registered voters. president mohammed morsi and his muslim brotherhood backed the draft constitution. opponents warned it paves the way for islamic rule and curbs on civil liberties. the six persian gulf arab nations demanded an end to what they called iranian interference. they issued a statement today at the end of the gulf cooperation council's annual summit. the statemen
PBS
Dec 4, 2012 4:00pm PST
. a powerful typhoon has been battering the philippines. dozens of deaths are reported and more than a 50,000 have been forced to flee their homes. a report from manila. >> it is the worst typhoon to hit the island. bringing heavy rain and wind up to 210 kilometers an hour. even for a country accustomed to violence weather, this is a truly massive storm. roads are closed and bridges damaged and crops destroyed. no match for its strength. >> i was in the kitchen and i heard a crack. something fell on the house. everything collapsed. >> the typhoon brought back painful memories of this time last year when a typhoon killed the 1500 people. this has twice the wind speed and there are fears there could be substantial loss of life. there was no warning -- more warning this year. >> this tyvon is not a joke. it is the potential destruction it could cause. this could be the strongest to hit the country this year. >> they are fleeing their homes for evacuation centers. tens of thousands heeded the call. they will stay until the wind and rain dies down when they can leave to inspect the damage. off
PBS
Dec 7, 2012 4:00pm PST
. get ready to pack for the men. -- the moon. aid workers in the southern philippines are trying to rescue people trapped in the mud and fled after a powerful typhoon. more than 500 are known to have died. close to four hundred are missing. evacuation centers are overflowing with people. more than 300 thousands have lost their homes. the country's president flew into an island and that survivors. the widespread damage and those trying to pick up the pieces. >> a life turned upside down. in the schools that have become the evacuation centers, they cannot take in the enormity of what has happened. they are reliant for the most basic supplies. >> we are hoping to get financial assistance. almost all the people have nothing to eat. >> their homes are damaged. many beyond repair. bridges have been destroyed. even the banana trees have not been scared. they were the main source of income for many. the philippine president came to see the extent of the devastation and promised to learn lessons from the disaster. >> i want to account for those who are still alive, to reach them as soon a
PBS
Dec 5, 2012 3:00pm PST
of the southern philippines struggled to recover today from a deadly typhoon. nearly 300 were dead, and officials warned the number could go higher. more than half the victims were in the compostela valley province. the storm made landfall there, early on tuesday. we have a report narrated by richard pallot of "independent television news." >> reporter: a mother cradles her terrified daughter, but at reist they have found shelter. so many didn't at the cost of many hundreds of lives. gustes of nearly 100 miles per hour ripping through the southern philippines, triggering landslides and floods. authorities describe how entire families were just washed away. much of the initial rescue operation was in the dark with electricity and communications cut off. entire villages waiting for the lights to see what was left and who survived, many already hearing the worst. typhoons are common here with approximately 20 striking a year, but warnings from the president about the severity of this particular storm, so many philippineoze move out in advance. the death toll in the hundreds, rather than, perhaps, th
PBS
Dec 5, 2012 4:00pm PST
. a typhoon blew through the philippines. so far, 270 are dead. mudslides and floods washed away entire villages. rescue crews are still trying to get to some areas. the bbc now reports from manila. >> the human cost is great. current of water came gushing down the mountain, killing and injuring scores of people. people like this family. >> my father is in hospital. my mother and older brother were swept away by the flood water. that is the last time i saw them. my mother said to me, "i love you." >> carried to safety by his cousin, young julia's is facing the fact that most of his immediate family are dead. more than half of the reported casualties are from the same province. most of their crops have been wiped out. power and communications are down, homes and infrastructure destroyed. >> the government in manila is accused of doing too little, too late. -- too little, too late in past disasters. but this time, they are active. people are being sent text messages and messages on twitter and facebook to advise them what to do. all of this preparation appears to have paid off. evacuation
PBS
Dec 6, 2012 4:00pm PST
, but now the couple has some serious decisions to make. the government of the philippines made an emotional appeal to four more to be done about climate change they after a deadly typhoon swept through the country this week, killing at least 300. from manila, here's the latest. >> a life -- alive against all the odds. carlos was inside his house when it was buried beneath a torrent of mud and water. >> we were hearing like the wind that night. we did not know where to run. the wind and rain brought by the typhoon were so strong i thought we would not survive. >> but for every purse and pulled from the rubble, there are many others still missing. all their relatives can do is can the list of names and wait. >> what else can i think of about what happened to my husband? i hope to see him alive, but if not, i just want to see him again. >> those who survive have lost everything. dependent on the government and aid agencies for basic supplies. others are seeking urgent medical care after being hit by falling trees and debris flying around by the typhoon. but they will also need long- term healt
PBS
Dec 6, 2012 3:00pm PST
from a typhoon in the southern philippines climbed to more than 370 today. nearly 400 others are still missing since the storm hit tuesday. rescue workers in the hardest- hit compostela valley province battled surging flood waters again today, to reach survivors. most of their homes were demolished, along with just about everything else. >> ( translated ): since i was born, this has never happened here. when i came back here yesterday, i cried because of what i saw. you can see our hills, everything is gone. 100% of the crops are gone. >> sreenivasan: the typhoon is now swirling over the south china sea. it's expected to break up by the weekend. washington state is now the first state in the nation where recreational use of marijuana, by adults, is legal. the new law was approved by voters last month, and took effect at midnight. in seattle, about 100 people marked the occasion by smoking joints beneath the city's iconic space needle. technically, doing that in public remains against the law. marijuana is still illegal under federal law. but the justice department has not said if it wi
PBS
Dec 7, 2012 3:00pm PST
into the philippines on tuesday, with more than 400 people still missing. rescuers dug through mud and debris again today, to retrieve bodies in the hardest hit compostela valley region. some 250 people died there. more than 300,000 others lost their homes in the storm. president o blamea-- obama will ask congress for $50 billion for hurricane sandy. they announced it today in a statement the money is to help rebuild road, tunnels and assist thousands of people forced from their homes. those are those are some of the day's major stories. now, back to judy. >> woodruff: the u.s. supreme court announced today that for the first time in its history it would review the contentious issue of same-sex marriage. for more on the story we turn to margaret warner. >> warner: the justices agreed to hear arguments in two cases: one is california's constitutional ban on same-sex marriage, adopted by voters as referendum proposition 8. it was challenged on grounds that gay citizens have the same constitutional right to marry as heterosexuals. the justices will also review a provision of the federal "defense of ma
Search Results 0 to 11 of about 12 (some duplicates have been removed)